Our People

Meals on Wheels People is able to serve and deliver more than 1.2 million meals annually throughout the greater Portland metro area thanks to the dedicated service of 145 employees and more than 5,000 volunteers. We are grateful that so many in the community support older adults who want to age in place.


Suzanne Washington,
Chief Executive Officer

Tony Staser,
Chief Development Officer

Tom Maier,
Director of Food Service

Jessica Morris,
Director of Human Resources

Julie Piper Finley, ABC,
Director of Marketing & Communications

Linda Reynolds,
Chief Financial Officer

Renata Wilson,
Chief Operations Officer

2019-2020 Board Members

President: Tawnie Nelson, First Interstate Bank

1st Vice President: Sarah Joannides, Community Member

2nd Vice President: Scott Christianson, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management


  • Kate Armstrong, NIKE
  • Janet Bean, Community Member
  • Beth Biggs, Consonus Health
  • Robyn Brewer, MUFG Union Bank N.A.
  • Todd Coffman, Rosendin Electric
  • James Crumpacker, Fleming Oil Fund
  • Nengimote Diriyai, Wells Fargo
  • Kristen Erbes, Cambia Health
  • Julie E. Frantz, Community Member

Secretary: David Van Speybroeck, Sussman Shank

Treasurer: Ashley Osten, Moss Adams

Past President: David Drinkward, Hoffman Construction


  • Arnie Gardner, Community Member
  • Tim Kalberg, Perkins & Co.
  • Claudia Knotek, New Seasons Market
  • Marcus Lampros, Alliance Steel
  • Amy Malagamba, The Standard
  • Lucy Savitz, Kaiser Permanente NW
  • Ernie Staley, Community Member
  • Arlene Villanueva Unverzagt
  • Steve Watts, Summit Bank

2019-2020 Ambassador Board

Samuel Dunn,
Brown & Brown
Northwest Insurance

Zach Fogg,
Marquis Companies

Crystal Ann Ghanem
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP


Connie Gilfillan,
Snyder Roofing

Allyse Paetsch,
Papa Murphy’s

Taylor Schimbke
Moss Adams

Travious Shanklin,
Propel Insurance

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